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Aziscohos Mountain Trail

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A difficult and poorly maintained trail that leads to unbeatable views that make it all worth it.


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1.7

Miles

2.7

KM

65%

Runnable

3,170' 966 m

High

1,767' 539 m

Low

1,403' 428 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views

The parking area and trailhead are not well marked and very easy to miss. No restrooms.

Need to Know

The trail leads through some boggy areas and is often wet. For these reasons, insect repellent and shoes with good traction are highly recommended.

Description

In order to climb up Aziscohos, follow the red-blazed trail. For about the first mile or so the terrain is relatively flat, but is swampy, boggy, and narrow. After this mile, the trail begins to climb. This section of the trail is particularly washed out with many wet, exposed roots and rocks. This continues to climb for a little over a half of a mile.

For the last 0.1 miles or so, there are some large rocks that require minor scrambling. The trail ends at the top of the mountain at the foundation of an old fire tower. This vantage point gives almost 360-degree views of the surrounding area which includes other mountains and three lakes. The view from the top makes the less than well-maintained trail absolutely worth it.

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Daniel McCloskey

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  3.0 from 1 vote

#11

in Western Maine

#26726

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#11

in Western Maine

#268

in Maine

#26,726

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A view from the top
Jul 13, 2020 near Phillips, ME
Another view from the top
Jul 13, 2020 near Phillips, ME
The foundation of the old fire tower
Jul 13, 2020 near Phillips, ME
A view on the way up
Jul 13, 2020 near Phillips, ME
Sign near the trailhead
Jul 13, 2020 near Phillips, ME
Sign at the top
Jul 13, 2020 near Phillips, ME

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